Amazing Great Blue Heron Nests on the Island

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Great blue heron flying from the nesting island across the channel to gather twigs for the nest.

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Six great blue heron nests on the island. The flying heron in the top photo here is the same heron flying up to it’s mate in this photo. Click here to see a panorama showing thirty-two occupied nests.

This week, Cheri and WordPress have challenged us to show beginnings. With upwards of fifty great blue heron nests, this island is absolutely ripe with beginnings, with the seeds of new life.


Thanks to Cheri Rowlands Lucas and WordPress for the Weekly Photo Challenge: Beginnings challenge.

Thanks to Ailsa for her Where’s My Backpack: Birds challenge.

Thanks to the kind folks at SkyWatch Friday.


A selection of my heron and flower photos is now available at the Five Crows Gallery in Natick, MA. Drop in and see the work of the many wonderfully creative artists who show there when you’re in the area.

Five Crows is on FaceBook. To give the gallery a visit, please click here.

Remember: Walk softly and carry a long lens.™

The Tao of Feathers™

(This photo was taken May 1, 2011.)

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Great Blue Heron, Nest Building

Posted on January 5, 2014, in ardea herodias, Art, Birds, Great Blue Heron, Heron, Nature Photography, Photography, postaday, Skywatch Friday, Weekly Photo Challenge, Weekly Travel Themes, Wildlife Photography and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. 8 Comments.

  1. Wow1 That is a lotof Heron nests with hopefully a lot of chicks later on.

    • Thanks, glad you like it, and yes, there were lots of chicks. It was fun watching them practice flying. I’m curious to see what 2014 brings to this island.

  2. Exquisite photos, Babsje! I especially love the elegant flying heron. Wow!

  3. Fantastisch dat een kolonie reigers zich daar gevestigd heeft.

    • Thank you, I’m glad you like the Heron colony on the island. I was amazed when I counted the number of nests. I am looking forward to spring when they start nesting again. Best, Babsje

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